IV therapy is one of the most exciting health trends in recent years—but it’s a trend that’s here to stay. That’s because it’s versatile, effective, and wonderfully beneficial for your health.
In the past, people often associated IV bags with treatment in a hospital room or doctor’s office for a dire medical condition. However, IV hydration therapy is now accessible all over the country, and it’s not limited to clinical facilities. In fact, you can even reap the benefits of IV therapy without leaving your home or office, thanks to mobile IV providers. These IVs offer fast relief for a variety of health conditions, plus they’re great for anyone who wants to include them in their wellness regimen to maintain optimal health.
It’s important to understand what IV therapy is all about before you dive in so that you can get the right IV for your personal health goals.
IV, or intravenous, therapy infuses fluids directly into the bloodstream. These fluids are filled with vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes that support the body so it can carry out the functions required for a vibrant everyday life. Because these enriched fluids don’t need to pass through the digestive system first, they provide faster relief than oral medications.
You can use an IV to help resolve many health concerns. Often, people report feeling better right after they’ve completed treatment.
A better question is, “What isn’t IV therapy used for?” IVs can promote an overall sense of rejuvenation with rehydrating fluids that boost energy, elevate mood, and clear the mind. Your IV provider can help you determine the appropriate course of treatment for specific health concerns.
IV therapy is often used for conditions such as.
You can also schedule IV vitamin therapy sessions much as you would regular health appointments. This ensures your body stays adequately hydrated to support you physically, mentally, and emotionally. You’ll feel renewed and recharged as if you’ve been infused with a sudden burst of strength and vigor. IV therapy simply makes you feel good.
One of the best things about IV hydration therapy is that you can tailor it to your specifications. You’ll start with a high-quality, medical-grade solution such as Lactated Ringer’s or 0.9% Sodium Chloride (also called normal saline). Then there are vitamins and minerals often used in IVs, such as B vitamins, vitamin C, and magnesium. You can also add others to the mix, such as the antioxidant glutathione, methylcobalamin (vitamin B12), zinc, or taurine.
Some IVs come with a pre-made blend of ingredients that target specific situations. The Myers’ Cocktail, for instance, is a well-known fatigue fighter that supplies energy with a combination of B Complex, B12, glutathione, magnesium, and vitamin C.
You also have the option to include medications that help address issues such as nausea. Among the medications you may include are Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Pepcid (famotidine), Toradol (ketorolac), and Zofran (ondansetron).
Some providers, such as Lone Star IV Medics, offer cutting-edge NAD+ IV therapy. NAD is a cellular fuel source produced by our bodies. That production decreases as we age, so NAD+ is a potent supplement that revitalizes and offers potential anti-aging benefits.
It’s important to use an experienced IV company to help you make sense of all these choices and find the best one for you. Look for a provider with experience in the field and a staff of trained medical professionals who administers all infusions.
Lone Star IV Medics puts patient comfort and convenience first. Your health is most important, and we are committed to providing an incredible IV treatment experience for every patient.
We use a team of healthcare providers to perform all therapy treatments. We also have the consulting guidance and expertise of a doctorally prepared pharmacist (Pharm.D.) and naturopathic doctor (N.D.) on our team. The Lone Star IV Medics team receives medical direction from a board-certified physician (M.D. or D.O.). Everyone on our team is trained to meet the highest expectations for safety and patient care.
Instead of going to a clinic or waiting for your IV at a hospital emergency room or urgent care center, we come to you. Our team can provide IV therapy at your home, office, hotel room, or other location. We want you to relax during your treatment and focus on healing and feeling better.
Your appointment will begin with the healthcare provider requesting your health history and talking with you about your current state of health and any symptoms you’re experiencing. The health professional will then sanitize your arm where the IV drip will be inserted, and gently place a needle into the vein and hook it up to the IV bag. You can watch TV, read, or listen to music during the treatment, and you’ll be monitored by your nurse the entire time. After the IV is complete, the medical professional will remove the needle and cover the insertion spot on your arm with a bandage. There is no downtime necessary—go ahead with your normal routine and follow any post-treatment instructions from your nurse.
IV therapy is quick and easy to schedule during your lunch hour or any time when you have a free moment in your day. Standard appointments run between 30 to 45 minutes.
The duration of an IV’s effectiveness is different from person to person. It’s dependent on several factors, such as a patient’s health, underlying medical issues, and the reasons for pursuing treatment.
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